"Let the little children come unto me.. for such belongs the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 19:14
Meet our Staff
Mrs. Sheenae Hernandez-Garcia
FP School Director
Hello my name is Sheenae Hernandez-Garcia and I am the Director of First Protestant School. I am a New Braunfels native and graduated from New Braunfels High School in 2001. My 16 years of experience in the childcare education field begun back in 2001, as a toddler co-teacher, right here at First Protestant School. Since that time, I have worked with children of all ages. I spent several years as a co-teacher, lead teacher, assistant director, and now director. My role as the director begun back in January 2009.
I currently hold a Director’s Certification from the Texas Department of Family Protective Services and have completed over 450 hours of child development training throughout my career.
On a personal note, I became a wife to my middle school sweet heart, and now loving husband, Michael back in November 2009. In August 2014, Michael and I welcomed our first son Gannon into our lives and in August 2016 we welcomed our daughter Emerson. Becoming a mom has given me a whole new outlook on life and has truly shown me what it feels like to be blessed. Before becoming a mommy myself, my older brother blessed our family with 2 beautiful girls, Cailin & Harper. In August 2015 his family welcomed their first baby boy Jamison. Being their aunt definitely prepared me for becoming a mom and has truly been a blessing.
My interest, beyond early childhood education, include spending time with friends and family, traveling to watch my oldest niece play volleyball, and competing in BBQ cook offs with my husband and team. But truly, most of my spare time is spent just enjoying time with my husband and our children.
My journey here at FPS may have begun in 2001, but for as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to care for children. This career choice is a choice that I would chose over and over again if given the opportunity. Becoming the Director of FPS was not only a major accomplishment for my career but it was the day God blessed me with my dream job. It is my hopes to not have only started my childcare education career here at FPS, but I would love to retire here as well. To all of my past, present, and future families- Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your lives and caring for your children.
Hi, my name is Debbie Caraway and I am the assistant director at FPS. I became the assistant director in 2009. I have been in education all my professional life. I started working in childcare in 1977 for a daycare in town. Then moved over to FPS in 1983. I was the preschool teacher for the three’s which was in the Heritage House. I have been a preschool teacher, cook, afterschool van driver and now the assistant director. I was with FPS when we moved into the building we are now in. Looking forward to the future with FPS and the new school.
I left FPS in 1996 to move to Colorado and went to work with KinderCare. My husband worked for United Airlines so that is why we moved. We were there for two years which I loved. Then moved back to Texas to be closer to our parents. So that landed us in Dallas, Texas. I just transferred to another KinderCare and we lived in Mansfield for ten years. My husband decided to retire from the airlines so we moved back to New Braunfels in 2006. The previous director called and asked if I wanted to come back to FPS. I said yes so here I am. We are currently living in the house my husband grew up in. We have been doing a lot of remodeling. So on a personal note I have been married since 1981, to my husband Mike. We have two sons, Steven & Clinton, who are grown up and married. We have two grandsons, Zaine and Cole. Both our grandsons play baseball. They play for the Texas Bombers in San Marcos, which means they play everywhere. I love spending time with my family and we do a lot of family outings. Camping (in a RV), fishing, we have a fishing boat stored in Rockport. That is our favorite place to go on weekends. In our spare time my husband and I travel. Our second favorite place is Jamaica. We have been there twice and love it. Plan on going every year! I am currently going for my CDA with some other FPS staff. I have many training hours in childcare, I received 2012 Teacher Award.
I truly love my job and the people I work for and with. My job is keep your children safe and make sure they have the appropriate learning tools. The second most important factor is the families at FPS. I want to thank the families for leaving your precious gift with us. Children are our future!